Memorial Day 2020 will be very unique this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, which should be no surprise to anyone. Various local governments are opening up parks and recreational facilities to varying degrees and many seniors will be out and about enjoying the holiday. The CDC has provided guidelines for attending parks and recreational facilities. To help our seniors continue to safely live more independent lives in their homes and communities and as a resource to combat senior isolation, we are providing those guidelines here.
Visiting Parks and Recreational Facilities
Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19
Know before you go: While these facilities and areas can offer health benefits, it is important that you follow the steps below to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
- Visit parks that are close to your home
- Prepare before you visit
- Stay at least 6 feet away from others (“social distancing”) and take other steps to prevent COVID-19
- Play it safe around and in swimming pools. Keep space between yourself and others
- Visit parks if you are sick or were recently exposed to COVID-19
- Visit crowded parks
- Use playgrounds
- Participate in organized activities or sports
To learn about the services our PACE program provides, click here.